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Type: Tender ; late Packet ; Armament 3
Launched : 1825 ; Transferred : from Post Office 1837 ; Disposal date or year : 1863
BM: 360 tons
Machinery notes: 160
1825 launched. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Thetis
30 May 1839 Portsmouth, arrived from Woolwich with officers and marines for the Revenge. She is under orders to go to Chatham to bring here the depot of the 82d Regiment, and then to convey the depot of the 60th Regiment from this garrison to Cork. Mr. King (master of the Messenger steamer) is turned over to the Avon, and Mr. Cater is to act as master of the Messenger. 20 Jul 1839 Portsmouth, The Avon steamer arrived on Friday, with supernumerary seamen from Sheerness for the Winchester and Curacoa, and proceeded the same day with part of the depot of the 11th Regiment to Plymouth. 5 Sep 1840 arrived Woolwich, and having embarked a detachment of Royal Marines will proceed with them to Pembroke, to relieve a detachment of the Portsmouth division doing duty there. 5 Sep 1840 The officers and crew of the Meteor, on her return to Woolwich, will be transferred to the Avon. 15 Sep 1840 Woolwich, The officers and crew of the Meteor steam-vessel were turned over to the Avon steam vessel on Monday. The Avon will leave Woolwich in a few days for Falmouth. 3 Oct 1840 Woolwich, will be ready for sea on Wednesday next, when it is expected she will leave for Falmouth. 14 Oct 1840 Woolwich, will leave Woolwich to-morrow, for Portsmouth, Plymouth, and Falmouth. 5 Nov 1840 Plymouth, arrived on Sunday from Falmouth, and is to remain here for orders. 20 Nov 1840 Portsmouth, The Avon steamer, Lieutenant Pritchard, arrived from Liverpool and Pembroke. She landed some seamen volunteers at Plymouth, and proceeded to the eastward with 50 others, and 20 shipwrights, with their families, for Chatham yard. 28 Nov 1840 Portsmouth, arrived from Sheerness. 29 Nov 1840 Portsmouth, sailed to Plymouth. 11 Dec 1840 Mr. John Cawley, appointed to the Avon steam-vessel, to be Second Engineer, vice Horn, to the William and Mary, as First Engineer . 12 Dec 1840 arrived at Plymouth on Monday from Bristol, with 40 newly raised men for general service. 19 Dec 1840 Plymouth arrived on Saturday with men from Liverpool, 20 Dec 1840 Portsmouth arrived on Sunday night, from Liverpool, with 96 supernumeraries, and sailed for Sheerness. 1 Jan 1841 arrived at Chatham on Monday, from Portsmouth, with invalid soldiers, and returned on Tuesday to Portsmouth. 31 Dec 1840 Plymouth, arrived with volunteers from Cork on Sunday, and sailed for Dartmouth on Tuesday, to embark a detachment of troops for Sheerness. 2 Jan 1841 Portsmouth, arrived Wednesday from Sheerness, with 150 men. 14 Jan 1841, Portsmouth, sailed for Plymouth, with newly raised seamen. 16 Jan 1841, Masters Assistant James Milton, appointed to the Avon. 15 Feb 1841 Plymouth. sailed for Falmouth. 24 Apr 1841, Portsmouth, arrived today from Liverpool and Bristol, with newly raised men for the Indus, Monarch, Vernon, and Fair Rosamond. 28 Apr 1841, Portsmouth, sailed for Plymouth and Cork. 12 Jun 1841, Plymouth, sailed for Falmouth. 24 Jun 1841, Portsmouth, arrived from Plymouth and returned on the 27th with men for the Cornwallis. 25 Aug 1841, arrived at Woolwich from Falmouth, to have her defects made good. 3 Sep 1841, Lieutenant Charles Jenkin has been appointed to command, vice Pritchard, promoted. 3 Sep 1841, Second Master J. H. Ashton, of the Lightning, has been promoted to Master. 4 Sep 1841, Lieutenant Richard D. Pritchard (1807), of the Avon, steam-vessel, promoted to Commander. 10 Sep 1841, left Woolwich for Portsmouth with ordnance stores and articles for barter, for the Tortoise, bound for Van Dieman's Land and New Zealand. 11 Sep 1841, Portsmouth, arrived from Sheerness, on her way to the westward with supernumeraries. 18 Sep 1841, Mate Mr. T. B. Stewart, appointed to the Avon. 18 Sep 1841, Portsmouth, arrived from Devonport, and will proceed to the eastward, with supernumeraries. 20 Sep 1841, arrived at Woolwich. 2 Oct 1841, is fitting out at Woolwich. 7 Oct 1841, left Woolwich with Royal Marines for Plymouth. 8 Oct 1841, Portsmouth, sailed for Plymouth, with a party of marines from this division. 8 Oct 1841, Plymouth, arrived with marines from Woolwich, and sailed for Liverpool. 30 Oct 1841, Plymouth, sailed for Liverpool for men. 5-11 Nov 1841, Plymouth, arrived from Liverpool, with newly raised men for the navy and has taken part of them to Portsmouth. 13 Nov 1841, Portsmouth, brought in newly raised men from Liverpool and sailed for Plymouth with volunteers, men paid-off from the Britannia. 14 Nov 1841, Plymouth, arrived from Portsmouth with volunteers paid off from the Britannia, and sailed again on the same day for Liverpool. 16 Dec 1841 Spithead, sent down Channel in search of the sloop Dart. 17 Dec 1841, Plymouth Sound, arrived with the sloop Dart, with ammunition for the ships leaving for China, in tow. 18 Dec 1841, Plymouth Sound, sailed for Bristol and Ireland. 20 Dec 1848 Steam Surveying vessel on Particular Service
19 Apr 1851 Arrived from Queenstown, Ireland, with boys for the flag-ship, for drafting to the fleet.
25 Apr 1854 Avon, tender to Impregnable, detained the Russian barque Carl.
24 Jan 1856 Portsmouth. Arrived this morning from Plymouth.+
4 Feb 1856 Devonport. Avon, steam tender, 2nd Master AJ Veetch in command, has embarked gear, and tomorrow will leave with men to bring round the Pet and another new gun boat from Pembroke [Dock] to this yard to be fitted for service.
7 Feb 1856 2nd Master J Palmer apptd ; based at Devonport
24 Feb 1856 Avon and Prospero, from Pembroke Dock, arrived Plymouth with Pet and Nettle. Both were taken into the basin dock at Devonport to have their engines and boilers fitted. The Avon sailed on Wed. for Pembroke with masts and rigging and seamen riggers, to bring the Wrangler and Decoy, steam gun boats to Plymouth, where they will be fitted with engines and boilers.
1860 Tender to Impregnable, Devonport